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Hiking in the Comox Valley - Seal Bay Regional Nature Park

hiking - Seal Bat Park

From alpine to ocean, the Comox Valley has numerous and varied
hiking opportunities to suit every fitness level and scenic preference.

Seal Bay Regional Nature Park

On the Comox Peninsula five minutes drive from Copes Islander Oceanfront B&B, Seal Bay Park offers an varied network of wooded trails. A steep path leads to the beach where seals, sea lions, bald eagles and other wildlife can often be seen. On the inland side of the parking area trails loop through tall forests and around a marsh. The forest canopy makes for a pleasant place to hike even on cool, rainy winter days.

Amenities and Attractions:

- 714 hectare park with a network of trails winding through forest, along a deep ravine, down to the ocean, and past a marsh teeming with birds.
- Varied trails for hiking, cycling, horseback riding on wheelchair / walker access.
- Wheelchair accessable loop ( 2 kilometers - on beach side of the park ).

Map of Seal Bay Regional Nature Park

Wildlife Viewing Highlights - In the forests you are likely to hear or see red squirrel, Dark-eyed Junco and Winter Wren. Also found are Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Chestnut-backed Chickadee and many vireos and warblers. 

Along the seashore you will see harbour seals. The months from October through April provide the best seabird viewing, including Common Loon, Pacific Loon, Horned Grebe, Harlequin Duck, Common Goldeneye, American Wigeon, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Pelagic Cormorant and possibly Marbled Murrelet and Rhinoceros Auklet.

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